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Fun and Games — Fun-for-Everyone Activities at Resort Retreats

Fun and Games — Fun-for-Everyone Activities at Resort Retreats

Ask the Expert | Kelli Wawro, Sr. Event Planner | August 31, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some fun activities to engage your group offered at resort retreats? Read more...

Trim the Sails - How to Fit a Cruise into a Tight Budget

Trim the Sails - How to Fit a Cruise into a Tight Budget

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | July 26, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I fit a boat charter cruise into a tight budget? Read more...

Tee up - How to Plan a Successful Golf Tournament

Tee up - How to Plan a Successful Golf Tournament

Ask the Expert | Jenny Stendahl, Golf Operations Manager | June 27, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I plan a successful golf tournament? Read more...

Free for All — Ten No-Cost Services CVBs Offer

Free for All — Ten No-Cost Services CVBs Offer

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | May 23, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some no cost services CVBs offer? Read more...

Get Personal — Branding Your Banquet

Get Personal — Branding Your Banquet

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | April 26, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some ways I can brand my event? Read more...

Eeny Meeny Miny Moe — To Which Venue Should You Go?

Eeny Meeny Miny Moe — To Which Venue Should You Go?

Ask the Expert | Cookie Coleman, Co-Creative Director & Executive Producer | March 28, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I choose the perfect venue for my event? Read more...

Healthy Choices — Menu Planning for Every Appetite

Healthy Choices — Menu Planning for Every Appetite

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | March 03, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Healthy Menu Choices for Every Appetite. Read more...

Meet Your Match — How to Write an Effective RFP

Meet Your Match — How to Write an Effective RFP

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | February 02, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How to Write an Effective Event RFP Read more...

Food for Thought — How to Work Around Guests’ Food Sensitivities

Food for Thought — How to Work Around Guests’ Food Sensitivities

Ask the Expert | Geri Wolf, Sr. Event Designer | December 27, 2016

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I work around guests' food sensitivities? Read more...

Good PR — How to Get Low-Cost, No-Cost Publicity for Your Event

Good PR — How to Get Low-Cost, No-Cost Publicity for Your Event

Ask the Expert | Emily Bertram, Social Media & Marketing Specialist | November 30, 2016

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some ways I can get low or no cost publicity for my event? Read more...

Nifty + Thrifty — Staying on Budget Without Looking Cheap

Nifty + Thrifty — Staying on Budget Without Looking Cheap

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | October 26, 2016

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I stay on budget without looking cheap? Read more...

World Class — The Value of Certification and Continuing Ed

World Class — The Value of Certification and Continuing Ed

Ask the Expert | Jennifer Braun, CMP, CSEP | September 28, 2016

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What is the value of certification and continuing education? Read more...

Big Surprise — The Hidden Benefits of Choosing a Non-traditional Venue

Big Surprise — The Hidden Benefits of Choosing a Non-traditional Venue

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | August 24, 2016

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the benefits of choosing a non-traditional venue? Read more...

Major League — How to Customize an Effective Team Building Experience.

Major League — How to Customize an Effective Team Building Experience.

Ask the Expert | Danielle Duffey, Convention Sales Director | July 26, 2016

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I customize an effective team building experience? Read more...

On Tap — Why Your Event Needs a Mobile App

On Tap — Why Your Event Needs a Mobile App

Ask the Expert | Stefanie Moon, Senior Meeting + Event Manager | June 28, 2016

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How could my meeting, corporate conference or event benefit from a mobile app? Read more...

Power Tools — The Latest Gadgets to Keep Teams Engaged

Power Tools — The Latest Gadgets to Keep Teams Engaged

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | June 01, 2016

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the Latest Gadgets to Keep Corporate Teams Engaged? Read more...

Help Yourself — Tricks to Serving a Memorable Meal

Help Yourself — Tricks to Serving a Memorable Meal

Ask the Expert | John Chesnut, Executive Chef | April 27, 2016

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some tricks to serving a memorable meal? Read more...

Tech Know — Latest Tech for Conventions + Conferences

Tech Know — Latest Tech for Conventions + Conferences

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | March 28, 2016

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some technologies and advancements that can take my event from good to great? Read more...

Post it! Strategies for Social Media

Post it! Strategies for Social Media

Ask the Expert | Nicole French, Vice President of Sales and Marketing | February 23, 2016

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some social media strategies that can advance my business? Read more...

Tending to Attendees — Resolving Issues

Tending to Attendees — Resolving Issues

Ask the Expert | Carolyn Browning, CMP, CMM | January 27, 2016

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some tips for tending to meeting participants and resolving issues? Read more...

Ring in the New Year — Successful Year-End Strategies and Business Planning Secrets Revealed

Ring in the New Year — Successful Year-End Strategies and Business Planning Secrets Revealed

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | December 29, 2015

Aside from silly hats, noisemakers and glitter stuck in your hair, one of the best parts about the New Year coming in is that the old year is going out. Read more...

Banquet Budgeting — Smart Menu Strategies to Overcome Budgetary Challenges

Banquet Budgeting — Smart Menu Strategies to Overcome Budgetary Challenges

Ask the Expert | Jennifer Christenson, Catering Director | December 01, 2015

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some smart menu strategies to overcome budgetary challenges for my event? Read more...

Unravel the Mystery - The Most Effective Ways to Engage Meeting Participants

Unravel the Mystery - The Most Effective Ways to Engage Meeting Participants

Ask the Expert | Ruth Wikoff-Jones, Sr Event Purchasing Manager | October 28, 2015

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the Most Effective Ways to Engage Meeting Participants? Read more...

Head of the Class — Choosing between Virtual, Hybrid, or Face-to-Face Meetings

Head of the Class — Choosing between Virtual, Hybrid, or Face-to-Face Meetings

Ask the Expert | Steph Pfeilsticker, Owner | August 25, 2015

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I choose between virtual, hybrid or face-to-face meetings? Read more...

Make Your Mark — How to Effectively Brand Your Event

Make Your Mark — How to Effectively Brand Your Event

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | July 29, 2015

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I effectively brand my event? Read more...

Elbow Room — How to Calculate Space Needs for Your Event

Elbow Room — How to Calculate Space Needs for Your Event

Ask the Expert | Mike Whaley, Sales Manager | June 30, 2015

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I Calculate Space Needs for My Event? Read more...

Drive Up Deliciousness — New and Creative Ways to Add Food Trucks to Your Event

Drive Up Deliciousness — New and Creative Ways to Add Food Trucks to Your Event

Ask the Expert | Tami Cabrera, Owner | May 27, 2015

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some new and creative ways to add food trucks to my event? Read more...

Home Cooking — Making the Most of Local Faire

Home Cooking — Making the Most of Local Faire

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | April 28, 2015

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I make the most of local faire at my next event? Read more...

Perfect Pitch — Crafting an Event Venue RFP

Perfect Pitch — Crafting an Event Venue RFP

Ask the Expert | Dave Muehl, Owner | April 01, 2015

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What should be included in an event venue RFP? Read more...

Make the Connection — Best Ways to Engage Your Guests

Make the Connection — Best Ways to Engage Your Guests

Ask the Expert | Michelle Larsheid, Co-owner | February 24, 2015

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the best ways to engage your event attendees? Read more...

Key Ingredient — What Your Hotel Chef Brings to the Table

Key Ingredient — What Your Hotel Chef Brings to the Table

Ask the Expert | January 27, 2015

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What can a hotel chef bring to the table for my event? Read more...

Time Machine to 2015 — Sneak peek at the year to come

Time Machine to 2015 — Sneak peek at the year to come

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | December 30, 2014

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What's in store for meetingpages content calendar in 2015? Read more...

Charitable Advice — The secrets to a successful charity event

Charitable Advice — The secrets to a successful charity event

Ask the Expert | Jim Leighton, Vice President of Events & Partnerships | December 01, 2014

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What is the secret to a successful charity event? Read more...

How NOT to be afraid! Tips for ensuring a well-attended event.

How NOT to be afraid! Tips for ensuring a well-attended event.

Ask the Expert | Lisa Albers, Sales Manager | October 28, 2014

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the best ways to ensure a well-attended event? Read more...

Christmas in September — Best Tips for Planning a Memorable Holiday Gathering

Christmas in September — Best Tips for Planning a Memorable Holiday Gathering

Ask the Expert | Dawn Henriksen, Owner | September 23, 2014

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the best tips for planning a memorable holiday event or gathering? Read more...

ROI FYI — Best Practices for Increasing ROI and Demonstrating Your Value to Clients

ROI FYI — Best Practices for Increasing ROI and Demonstrating Your Value to Clients

Ask the Expert | Jennifer Braun, CMP, CSEP | August 26, 2014

Meeting and event planning tip: What are the best practices for increasing ROI and demonstrating value to your clients? Read more...

Social Work —Top Tips for Optimizing Social Media for your Business

Social Work —Top Tips for Optimizing Social Media for your Business

Ask the Expert | Geri Wolf, Sr. Event Designer | July 30, 2014

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some tips for optimizing social media for my business? Read more...

Floral Pattern — Cost-effective Ways to Add Fresh Flowers to Your Event

Floral Pattern — Cost-effective Ways to Add Fresh Flowers to Your Event

Ask the Expert | Jodi Collen, Sr. Director of University Events | June 24, 2014

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some cost-effective ways to add fresh flowers to my event? Read more...

Success is on the Menu — Tips for working with your event chef

Success is on the Menu — Tips for working with your event chef

Ask the Expert | Gus Gaspardo, Owner | May 28, 2014

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: The secret to a great meal at your next event doesn’t begin in your venue’s kitchen or even at the farmer’s market. Read more...

The Value of Face-to-Face Meetings — The reason virtual should never replace face-to-face

The Value of Face-to-Face Meetings — The reason virtual should never replace face-to-face

Ask the Expert | Ami Dalton, Event Manager | April 29, 2014

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What is the value of Face-to-Face Meetings and the reason virtual should never replace Face-to-Face experiences? Read more...

Hybrid Meetings — Successfully combining physical and virtual attendance

Hybrid Meetings — Successfully combining physical and virtual attendance

Ask the Expert | Steph Pfeilsticker, Owner | April 01, 2014

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I successfully combine physical and virtual attendance? Read more...

Escape to the Warmth — Long-distance planning the ideal corporate get-away.

Escape to the Warmth — Long-distance planning the ideal corporate get-away.

Ask the Expert | Ruth Wikoff-Jones, Sr Event Purchasing Manager | February 25, 2014

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I plan the ideal long-distance corporate get-away? Read more...

Money Matters — Tips and Tricks to Save Money and Add Value to Your Event

Money Matters — Tips and Tricks to Save Money and Add Value to Your Event

Ask the Expert | Lauren Segelbaum, Sr. Event Specialist | January 28, 2014

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some Tips and Tricks to Save Money and Add Value to My Event? Read more...

Five Business Resolutions to Make the New Year a Success

Five Business Resolutions to Make the New Year a Success

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | December 12, 2013

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What meeting and event business resolutions will make me and my company more successful in 2014? Read more...

Money-saving tips for getting effective event print materials

Money-saving tips for getting effective event print materials

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | November 12, 2013

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I save money and get effective event print materials? Read more...

Hotel Holiday How-to

Hotel Holiday How-to

Ask the Expert | Angie Combes | October 15, 2013

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What should a planner consider when booking a hotel for a holiday event? Read more...

Half the Fun is in Getting There

Half the Fun is in Getting There

Ask the Expert | Mike Andrus | September 10, 2013

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some inside tips on best practices for incentive travel planning? Read more...

What Every Planner Should Know About Themed Events

What Every Planner Should Know About Themed Events

Ask the Expert | Tom McCullugh, Owner | Chief Marketing Officer | August 13, 2013

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What planner tips do you have about themed events? Read more...

What’s Trending in Charity Events

What’s Trending in Charity Events

Ask the Expert | Pete Nelson, Event Designer | July 11, 2013

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some trends in charity events? Read more...

Planning an Out-of-the-Box Event

Planning an Out-of-the-Box Event

Ask the Expert | Geri Wolf, Sr. Event Designer | June 12, 2013

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How Do I Plan an Out of the Box Event? Read more...

Planning an Equal Opportunity Menu that Works

Planning an Equal Opportunity Menu that Works

Ask the Expert | Jay Soule, General Manager | May 15, 2013

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I plan an equal opportunity menu that works? Read more...

Essentials for a Successful Tradeshow

Essentials for a Successful Tradeshow

Ask the Expert | Tara | April 09, 2013

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the essentials for a successful tradeshow? Read more...

Planning the Perfect Business Retreat

Planning the Perfect Business Retreat

Ask the Expert | Kathryn Stotka, Sales Director | March 12, 2013

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What can I do to plan the perfect business retreat? Read more...

How to Choose the Best Hotel for Your Event

How to Choose the Best Hotel for Your Event

Ask the Expert | Maria Hutera, CMP, Meeting and Event Specialist | February 13, 2013

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Factors to Consider in Hotel Site Selection Read more...

Taking Advantage of All That CVBs Offer

Taking Advantage of All That CVBs Offer

Ask the Expert | Dawn Walz Rough | January 14, 2013

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are Some Ways a Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) Can Help me When Planning a Meeting or Event? Read more...

The Top Five Ways to Save Your Clients Money Next Year

The Top Five Ways to Save Your Clients Money Next Year

Ask the Expert | Nicki McLain, CMP, SMMC, Strategic Account Manager | December 10, 2012

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How Can I Save my Clients Money Next Year? Read more...

How-to Guide to Hiring Entertainment for Your Holiday Gathering

How-to Guide to Hiring Entertainment for Your Holiday Gathering

Ask the Expert | Nate Berg | November 13, 2012

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I qualify and hire entertainment for my holiday gathering? Read more...

How to Add Drama to Your Event

How to Add Drama to Your Event

Ask the Expert | Denise Humphrey | October 10, 2012

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I add Drama to my Event? Read more...

The Must-have Treat for Corporate Gatherings and Gifts

The Must-have Treat for Corporate Gatherings and Gifts

Ask the Expert | Tami Cabrera, Owner | September 11, 2012

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some must-have treat ideas for corporate gatherings and gifts? Read more...

Why Your Menu Should Feature Organic and Local Foods

Why Your Menu Should Feature Organic and Local Foods

Ask the Expert | Ben McCallum, Chef | August 07, 2012

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Why should my menu feature organic and local foods? Read more...

Style Forecast For 2012 and Beyond

Style Forecast For 2012 and Beyond

Ask the Expert | Sheree Bochenek, Creative Director | July 10, 2012

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What styles and trends are going to be hot (or not) for the rest of the year in event decor and design? Read more...

Cultivating a Fresh Approach to Floral

Cultivating a Fresh Approach to Floral

Ask the Expert | Pete Nelson, Event Designer | June 12, 2012

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some unique ways I can incorporate floral into my event? Read more...

How Technology Can Engage Your Attendees

How Technology Can Engage Your Attendees

Ask the Expert | Samuel J. Smith | May 14, 2012

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can technology be used to engage my event attendees? Read more...

Corporate Outing? There Are Some Things You Should Know

Corporate Outing? There Are Some Things You Should Know

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | April 11, 2012

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I create a unique and memorable event and successful corporate outing? Read more...

Get the Most for Your Event — Rent!

Get the Most for Your Event — Rent!

Ask the Expert | Mike Whaley, Sales Manager | March 08, 2012

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can event rentals help me get the most out of my event budget? Read more...

The Secret to Successful Social Media Marketing

The Secret to Successful Social Media Marketing

Ask the Expert | Nicole French, Vice President of Sales and Marketing | February 09, 2012

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What is the Secret to Successful Social Media Marketing? Read more...

Long-distance Planning

Long-distance Planning

Ask the Expert | Mary Thao, CMP, Director of Events | January 09, 2012

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What Advice Can You Offer for Long-Distance Meeting Planning? Read more...

The Inside Scoop on 2012 Trends

The Inside Scoop on 2012 Trends

Ask the Expert | Tracy Norum, CMP, Strategic Division Manager | December 07, 2011

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What Trends Can I Expect in Meeting Planning, Destination Events and Food and Decor in Event Design in 2012? Read more...

Tis the Season for Upscale, Black Tie Events

Tis the Season for Upscale, Black Tie Events

Ask the Expert | Ellie Mason, CMP, Senior Meeting Planning Specialist | November 09, 2011

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What things should I do as an event planner (even before I book the venue), how do I hire talent, and how do tying food, talent and décor into my destination bring everything together? Read more...

7 Smart Tips for Planning Your Intimate Event at a Restaurant

7 Smart Tips for Planning Your Intimate Event at a Restaurant

Ask the Expert | Maria Hutera, CMP, Meeting and Event Specialist | October 11, 2011

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What advice do you have for planning an intimate event at a restaurant? Read more...

Working Effectively with an On-Site Chef

Working Effectively with an On-Site Chef

Ask the Expert | Geri Wolf, Sr. Event Designer | September 14, 2011

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I work effectively with an On-Site Chef? Read more...

Don’t Let Your Budget Be a Boundary for Creativity

Don’t Let Your Budget Be a Boundary for Creativity

Ask the Expert | Ami Dalton, Event Manager | August 11, 2011

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can my event be visually impactful when working within a tight budget? Read more...

The Perfect RFP = The Ideal Vendor

The Perfect RFP = The Ideal Vendor

Ask the Expert | Ruth Wikoff-Jones, Sr Event Purchasing Manager | July 11, 2011

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I craft the perfect RFP? Read more...

Catering to Summer Flavors

Catering to Summer Flavors

Ask the Expert | Ben McCallum, Chef | June 09, 2011

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are Some Trends in Catering I can Incorporate into my Summer Event? Read more...

Need to Free Up Some Time? Get More Mobile at Your Meetings.

Need to Free Up Some Time? Get More Mobile at Your Meetings.

Ask the Expert | Brad Neuman, Director | May 05, 2011

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can mobile technology help me be more productive? Read more...

Get into the Swing of Things with Tips from Golf Tournie Pros

Get into the Swing of Things with Tips from Golf Tournie Pros

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | April 08, 2011

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Professional advice on planning a successful fundraiser, team building, corporate business or social event? Read more...

What Questions Should a Planner Ask When Booking a Hotel Venue?

What Questions Should a Planner Ask When Booking a Hotel Venue?

Ask the Expert | Ed Svitak, Director of Sales & Marketing | March 08, 2011

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What Questions Should a Planner Ask When Qualifying a Hotel Venue? Read more...

Getting Great Deals Begins with the Planning

Getting Great Deals Begins with the Planning

Ask the Expert | Jolee Molitor, Founder | February 04, 2011

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I Get the Most from my Event Marketing? Read more...

Chef Dishes on the Perks of Buying Local

Chef Dishes on the Perks of Buying Local

Ask the Expert | Beth Jones, Executive Chef | January 11, 2011

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the advantages to using local and seasonal foods in my menu? Read more...

Planning in Style — 2011 Trend Forecast

Planning in Style — 2011 Trend Forecast

Ask the Expert | Sheree Bochenek, Creative Director | December 02, 2010

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What trends can I expect in 2011? Read more...

Big Events | Small Budgets

Big Events | Small Budgets

Ask the Expert | Jessi Strinmoen | November 09, 2010

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I save money while still creating a memorable event? Read more...

Demonstrating Your Value as a Planner

Demonstrating Your Value as a Planner

Ask the Expert | Julie Ann Schmidt, CMM, CMP | October 12, 2010

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the best ways to demonstrate the value that I offer as a planner? Read more...

Restaurant Venues Can Be a Tasty Choice

Restaurant Venues Can Be a Tasty Choice

Ask the Expert | Tara Rea | September 14, 2010

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some things a planner should consider when selecting a restaurant venue for a corporate meeting or event rather than a traditional events facility? Read more...

Learn to be Effective + Successful in Under 10 Minutes!

Learn to be Effective + Successful in Under 10 Minutes!

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | August 04, 2010

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I cut back on time-consuming supplier searches and RFP’s while still doing a good job? Read more...

Take Your Party Back to Nature

Take Your Party Back to Nature

Ask the Expert | Sheree Bochenek, Creative Director | July 12, 2010

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What's hot in party decor for upcoming fall events? Read more...

The Art of Planning a Themed Event

The Art of Planning a Themed Event

Ask the Expert | June 09, 2010

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What is the best approach to planning a themed event? Read more...

The Keys to Fundraiser Success

The Keys to Fundraiser Success

Ask the Expert | Jolee Molitor, Founder | May 10, 2010

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What is the key to executing a successful fundraiser? Read more...

Summer Events That Are Fresh + Memorable

Summer Events That Are Fresh + Memorable

Ask the Expert | April 09, 2010

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What fresh ideas do you have for planning a memorable event for a summer’s evening? Read more...

The ABC’s of Event Logistics

The ABC’s of Event Logistics

Ask the Expert | Leah Wong, Vice President of External Relations | March 08, 2010

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What event logistics should I consider when planning my next event? Read more...

How do I Plan a Sensational Event with the Latest Stylish Décor

How do I Plan a Sensational Event with the Latest Stylish Décor

Ask the Expert | Sheree Bochenek, Creative Director | February 05, 2010

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the latest trends in party décor that will really “wow” my guests? Read more...

How to Increase Attendance at Your Next Meeting

How to Increase Attendance at Your Next Meeting

Ask the Expert | Don Cooper | January 13, 2010

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Four Can’t Miss Strategies for Ensuring Your Next Event is SRO! Read more...

Email Etiquette — Avoiding the Blunders

Email Etiquette — Avoiding the Blunders

Ask the Expert | Char Mason, Co-owner & Producer | December 08, 2009

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Send Email That Will Impress Them and Won’t Embarrass You Read more...

How to Make Your Event Memorable with Food

How to Make Your Event Memorable with Food

Ask the Expert | Maria Hutera, CMP, Meeting and Event Specialist | November 09, 2009

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Five Easy Menu-Planning Tips That Will Have Your Guests Saying “Wow!” Read more...

Growing Your Business in This Economy

Growing Your Business in This Economy

Ask the Expert | Marcia McKinney | October 11, 2009

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Five Can’t-Miss Tips for Growing Your Business in This Economy Read more...

Professional Certification

Professional Certification

Ask the Expert | Ruth Wikoff-Jones, Sr Event Purchasing Manager | August 10, 2009

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Professional Certification - What's in it for me? Read more...

The Secret to Successful Networking

The Secret to Successful Networking

Ask the Expert | Marni Fleming | July 06, 2009

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: As an event organizer, how do you maximize your face-to-face networking opportunities? Read more...

Value of a Planner

Value of a Planner

Ask the Expert | Julie Ann Schmidt, CMM, CMP | June 07, 2009

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the best ways to demonstrate my value as a planner? Read more...

Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings

Ask the Expert | May 12, 2009

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the best options for "virtually" meeting with people in distant locations? Read more...

Planning a Golf Tournament

Planning a Golf Tournament

Ask the Expert | Einar Odland, General Manager | April 05, 2009

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some need-to-know tips for planning a golf tournament? Read more...

Practical Ideas for Greener Events

Practical Ideas for Greener Events

Ask the Expert | Beverly Simon, Owner | March 07, 2009

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Green is “in” and it’s in demand! Read more...

Event Branding

Event Branding

Ask the Expert | Ami Dalton, Event Manager | February 03, 2009

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do you successfully brand an event? Read more...

Restaurant Venues

Restaurant Venues

Ask the Expert | Tara Rea | November 09, 2008

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What must a planner consider when selecting a restaurant venue? Read more...

Small Budget Events

Small Budget Events

Ask the Expert | Jessi Strinmoen | September 02, 2008

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do you plan events on a small budget? Read more...

Managing Event Volunteers

Managing Event Volunteers

Ask the Expert | July 08, 2008

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Do you have any tips for managing event volunteers? Read more...

Selecting a Speaker

Selecting a Speaker

Ask the Expert | April 07, 2008

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I go about finding a great speaker that my company can afford? Read more...

 Green Meetings

Green Meetings

Ask the Expert | Simran Sethi, Journalist, Educator & Podcast Creator | January 24, 2008

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What can I do to make meetings more environmentally friendly? Read more...

Crisis Management

Crisis Management

Ask the Expert | Ruth Wikoff-Jones, Sr Event Purchasing Manager | November 26, 2007

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I get started developing a crisis management plan? Read more...

Return on Investment

Return on Investment

Ask the Expert | September 25, 2007

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the best ways to demonstrate return on investment (ROI) for events? Read more...

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